DemoChoice Web Poll: Who should be the Dem nominee in 2020?
3 candidates will be elected with 31 ballots cast.

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Round 1 Legend  
Joe Biden 
 
 10.0  (32.3%)  Elected
Kamala Harris 
 
 6.0  (19.4%)   
Cory Booker 
 
 5.0  (16.1%)   
Jason Kander 
 
 3.0  (9.7%)   
Amy Klobuchar 
 
 2.0  (6.5%)   
Bernie Sanders 
 
 2.0  (6.5%)   
John Delaney 
 
 2.0  (6.5%)   
Martin O'Malley 
 
 1.0  (3.2%)   
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Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, or ask a question.

In the first round, the first choices on each ballot are tallied.
Joe Biden has enough votes to guarantee victory (25%) and is declared a winner.To ensure that everyone's vote counts equally, votes that exceed that threshold are counted toward their next highest ranking (this is actually done by counting a fraction of ballots cast for the winning candidate).

Go to the next round.














 
     
DemoChoice Web Poll: Who should be the Dem nominee in 2020?
3 candidates will be elected with 31 ballots cast.

First Round | Next Round | Final Round | Previous Round | Ballot Depth | How it works | Main Page


Round 2 Legend  
Joe Biden 
 
 7.8  (25.0%)   
Kamala Harris 
 
 7.1  (23.0%)   
Cory Booker 
 
 5.7  (18.3%)   
Jason Kander 
 
 3.0  (9.7%)   
Amy Klobuchar 
 
 2.5  (7.9%)   
Bernie Sanders 
 
 2.0  (6.5%)   
John Delaney 
 
 2.0  (6.5%)   
Martin O'Malley 
 
 1.0  (3.2%)  Defeated
  pies need GD2 extension

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, or ask a question.

No candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory (25%), so the last-place candidate (Martin O'Malley) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Who should be the Dem nominee in 2020?
3 candidates will be elected with 31 ballots cast.

First Round | Next Round | Final Round | Previous Round | Ballot Depth | How it works | Main Page


Round 3 Legend  
Joe Biden 
 
 7.8  (25.0%)   
Kamala Harris 
 
 7.1  (23.0%)   
Cory Booker 
 
 5.7  (18.3%)   
Jason Kander 
 
 3.0  (9.7%)   
Amy Klobuchar 
 
 2.5  (7.9%)   
Bernie Sanders 
 
 2.0  (6.5%)  Defeated
John Delaney 
 
 3.0  (9.7%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, or ask a question.

No candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory (25%), so the last-place candidate (Bernie Sanders) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Who should be the Dem nominee in 2020?
3 candidates will be elected with 31 ballots cast.

First Round | Next Round | Final Round | Previous Round | Ballot Depth | How it works | Main Page


Round 4 Legend  
Joe Biden 
 
 7.8  (25.0%)   
Kamala Harris 
 
 8.1  (26.2%)  Elected
Cory Booker 
 
 5.7  (18.3%)   
Jason Kander 
 
 3.0  (9.7%)   
Amy Klobuchar 
 
 2.5  (7.9%)   
John Delaney 
 
 4.0  (12.9%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, or ask a question.

Kamala Harris has enough votes to guarantee victory (25%) and is declared a winner.To ensure that everyone's vote counts equally, votes that exceed that threshold are counted toward their next highest ranking (this is actually done by counting a fraction of ballots cast for the winning candidate).

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Who should be the Dem nominee in 2020?
3 candidates will be elected with 31 ballots cast.

First Round | Next Round | Final Round | Previous Round | Ballot Depth | How it works | Main Page


Round 5 Legend  
Joe Biden 
 
 7.8  (25.0%)   
Kamala Harris 
 
 7.8  (25.0%)   
Cory Booker 
 
 6.1  (19.5%)   
Jason Kander 
 
 3.0  (9.7%)   
Amy Klobuchar 
 
 2.5  (7.9%)  Defeated
John Delaney 
 
 4.0  (12.9%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, or ask a question.

No candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory (25%), so the last-place candidate (Amy Klobuchar) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Who should be the Dem nominee in 2020?
3 candidates will be elected with 31 ballots cast.

First Round | Next Round | Final Round | Previous Round | Ballot Depth | How it works | Main Page


Round 6 Legend  
Joe Biden 
 
 8.0  (25.7%)   
Kamala Harris 
 
 7.8  (25.0%)   
Cory Booker 
 
 7.1  (22.7%)   
Jason Kander 
 
 4.2  (13.6%)   
John Delaney 
 
 4.0  (12.9%)  Defeated
  pies need GD2 extension

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, or ask a question.

No candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory (25%), so the last-place candidate (John Delaney) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Who should be the Dem nominee in 2020?
3 candidates will be elected with 31 ballots cast.

First Round | Next Round | Final Round | Previous Round | Ballot Depth | How it works | Main Page


Round 7 Legend  
Joe Biden 
 
 9.0  (29.0%)   
Kamala Harris 
 
 7.8  (25.0%)   
Cory Booker 
 
 9.1  (29.2%)   
Jason Kander 
 
 5.2  (16.9%)  Defeated
  pies need GD2 extension

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, or ask a question.

No candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory (25%), so the last-place candidate (Jason Kander) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Who should be the Dem nominee in 2020?
3 candidates will be elected with 31 ballots cast.

First Round | Next Round | Final Round | Previous Round | Ballot Depth | How it works | Main Page


Round 8 Legend  
Joe Biden 
 
 10.2  (32.9%)   
Kamala Harris 
 
 9.8  (31.5%)   
Cory Booker 
 
 11.1  (35.6%)  Elected
  pies need GD2 extension

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, or ask a question.

Cory Booker has enough votes to guarantee victory (25%) and is declared a winner.To ensure that everyone's vote counts equally, votes that exceed that threshold are counted toward their next highest ranking (this is actually done by counting a fraction of ballots cast for the winning candidate).

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Who should be the Dem nominee in 2020?
3 candidates will be elected with 31 ballots cast.

First Round | Next Round | Final Round | Previous Round | Ballot Depth | How it works | Main Page


Round 9 Legend  
Joe Biden 
 
 10.9  (35.2%)  Elected
Kamala Harris 
 
 9.8  (31.5%)   
Cory Booker 
 
 10.3  (33.3%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, or ask a question.

Joe Biden has enough votes to guarantee victory (25%) and is declared a winner.To ensure that everyone's vote counts equally, votes that exceed that threshold are counted toward their next highest ranking (this is actually done by counting a fraction of ballots cast for the winning candidate).

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Who should be the Dem nominee in 2020?
3 candidates will be elected with 31 ballots cast.

First Round | Final Round | Previous Round | Ballot Depth | How it works | Main Page


Round 10 Legend  
Joe Biden 
 
 10.3  (33.3%)  Elected
Kamala Harris 
 
 10.3  (33.3%)  Elected
Cory Booker 
 
 10.3  (33.3%)  Elected
  pies need GD2 extension

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, or ask a question.

At this point, the number of remaining candidates equals the number of remaining seats, so the remaining candidates are declared elected.
In the end, 100% of all cast ballots counted toward a winner. This compares to 67.7% if only the first-round votes were used. You should be able to see that the winners have a more equal mandate in the final round than in the first round.

Note that even the "highest first-round votes" method is more democratic than most methods used in US public elections: the "vote for 3" method, which allows the largest block of voters to dominate, and the district method, where choices are restricted to the one or two viable candidates within geographical boundaries drawn by the politicians in office.

Also, view the Ballot Depth info to see how much lower rankings contributed to the tally.

















 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Who should be the Dem nominee in 2020?
3 candidates will be elected with 31 ballots cast.

First Round | Last Round | Ballot Depth | How it works | Main Page


Ballot Depth: This shows how much the lower rankings on ballots contributed to the winning candidates.

Rank   Fraction of votes for winners
1st 
 
61.9%   
2nd 
 
21.6%   
3rd 
 
6.9%   
4th 
 
5.4%   
5th 
 
0.9%   
7th 
 
3.2%   
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